School Resumption: High Compliance to COVID-19 Protocols in Ibadan

As at seven o’clock this morning, Primary six pupils, JSS 3 as well as SSS3 students were sighted along major roads in Ibadan metropolis.

At Urban day Secondary School Jericho Ibadan, there were wash hand basins and, sanitizers at the entrance of the school while infrared thermometers were used to check the temperature of the students before they were allowed in.

Speaking with Radio Nigeria, the Principal of Urban day Secondary school Jericho, Mrs Omorinoye Salako, appreciated the governor’s efforts at reopening schools and for putting the students’ interest at heart.

Mrs Salako said the school authorities had ensured that they spread the students to all the vacant classes to conform to the physical distancing of Covid-19.

Two students, Farooq Idowu and Monsurat Adeleke with their face masks said they were so happy to be back at school and promised to follow all the rules to avoid the contraction of Covid-19.

However, pupils and students who did not come with nosemask were sent back home.

Similarly, Management of St Michael Secondary School Apata, Ibadan have compiled with Oyo State directive on measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus as some essential classes resume.

When visited, students were mandated to wash their hands and get them sanitized before entering the school premises.

Speaking on the measures, two of the students Eniola Obadare and Usman Akorede said they had been instructed to always put on their nose masks and adhere strictly to social and physical distancing rules.

Reacting, the school Principal, Mr Ogundare Babatunde said the state government had provided necessary gadgets including infrared thermometer to screen every student and teachers before entering their classes.

Mr Babatunde also hinted that the school had restricted influx of people including food vendors into the school.


The Head teachers of Community Primary School II,Oluode, Apata, Mrs Bilikis Akinpelu, said that, some precautionary measures were in place to make the environment conducive for the pupils.

It would be recalled that Federal government shut all schools in March over the outbreak of Covid-19 to curtail the spread of covid-19.

Adedayo Adelowo/ Taiwo Akinola/ Rasheeda Makinde/Morenike Esan/Rilwan Fasasi

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